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Now days, kids have hand held video games, tablets, and iPods to keep them occupied. The art of play and use of imagination is skipping a generation. But this blog isn't about that, it's about one of my personal favorites from my childhood: Colorforms.
The toy dates back more than 60 years. It surprised me to learn that Colorforms are actually still being made, and there's even a website for the toy. Click here to learn more or how to order them. Long story short, Colorforms were characters, shapes, and other objects made of vinyl. They came in a box, that included a flat board with some sort of "scene" on it. You could stick the vinyl pieces all over the board and come up with different scenarios, because the pieces didn't permanently stick.
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I'm glad to see the product is still going strong. They're revamped and come in 3D form. I wish now that I'd known these still existed, I think my kids would have loved them when they were younger too.
Check out the video below for a complete history told in a fun and entertaining way.